Amendments 24 to 27

Fisheries Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 3:34 pm on 24th June 2020.

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Lord Gardiner of Kimble:

Moved by Lord Gardiner of Kimble

24: Clause 23, page 15, line 16, leave out “a calendar year” and insert “such year or other period as may be specified in the determination”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment enables the Secretary of State to determine a catch quota or effort quota for any period (rather than only for a calendar year).

25: Clause 23, page 16, line 2, leave out “calendar year” and insert “period”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the amendment to subsection (1) of this Clause appearing in the name of Lord Gardiner.

26: Clause 23, page 16, line 4, leave out “calendar year” and insert “period”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the amendment to subsection (1) of this Clause appearing in the name of Lord Gardiner.

27: Clause 23, page 16, line 11, at end insert—“(11) References in retained direct EU legislation to fishing opportunities (however expressed) are, in relation to British fishing boats, references to catch quotas and effort quotas or (as the context requires) to either.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that references in domesticated EU legislation to fishing opportunities are read as references to quotas determined under the Bill.

Amendments 24 to 27 agreed.

Clause 25: Distribution of fishing opportunities